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FallCon presents: Open Gaming at the Sentry Box

This is the usual Monday night board gaming. Feel free to bring whatever games you like and if you want to request I bring any of mine just post a comment. Suggesting games ahead of time is a good way to make sure you get in on something and don't have to wait around for too long.

INFORMATION FOR NEW ATTENDEES:

Firstly, welcome :-) Secondly, here is some information on what to expect at this meetup:

1) The official start time for this meetup is 6.30pm. That's because I, as the host, am working until the store closes at 6pm and so I'm unable to get upstairs and fulfill my hostly duties until that time. Having said that, some people arrive earlier and start playing. This is perfectly fine. Some people arrive later than 6.30pm, sometimes much later. This is also fine. Please note the end time of 10.30pm - I have a wife that I like to see before she goes to bed, so please try to ensure you are finishing as close to 10.30pm as possible :-)

2) The store does close at 6pm. The front door gets locked and the gate to downstairs gets closed. The tills are all cashed out and I am unable to make any sales. If you'd like drinks and snacks you'll need to bring them with you or purchase them before the store closes. If you arrive after 6pm you will need to enter via the back door, as per the information under the address above.

3) The board gaming takes place mostly on the lower section of the mezzanine. The upper mezzanine and back room are booked by other groups, but sometimes we can expand into their space slightly if it gets busy. Tables and chairs are stacked throughout the mezzanine and back room area. Feel free to get out a table and set it up to start playing.

4) Feel free to bring specific games that you would like to play. I can't guarantee you'll convince people to play them but if you don't bring them and ask then you'll never know. Most people are willing to let others borrow their copies of games if they are asked. Treat them nicely. Likewise we have a lot of store demo copies that can be borrowed for the evening. Just ask me or one of the other staff if it's before closing time.

5) You may not get into a game right away. Sometimes you show up just after everyone has started playing. A good way to avoid this is by pre-arranging what you are going to play via the comments section below. Otherwise you can wait and hopefully some other people will show up, or a game or two may finish. Sadly it does happen that you occasionally will have to wait for a little while to get in a game.

6) Easier said than done: Don't be shy. If you arrive and stand in the corner not saying anything you are less likely to get into a game. Hopefully I or one of the other more friendly people will come and talk to you and try to get you into a game, but sometimes we are distracted, in a game or otherwise engaged. Most people at the game nights are friendly enough and if you come and talk to them and ask what they are playing or whether you can get into a game they won't bite.

7) Have fun! I think that's the point, right?

If any of you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me, either by commenting below, sending me a message, phoning the store, etc.

Greg

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  • Andrew B.

    Fun times playing TtR Europe, Tikal, and T&E

    3 · April 28, 2014

    • Brendan

      Thanks again for bringing and teaching Tikal, Andrew! My interest in the game has been rekindled and I've been reading through the rules for kicks, and I found one rule that we had wrong: "The player may also move expedition members between the base camp and one of his camps or between two of his camps for 1 AP per move." (p. 7) Looks like your and Conan's workers weren't so stranded after all. :-p

      April 30, 2014

    • Andrew B.

      Brendan! That'll teach me to be more thorough in my reading. It's changes the game for me too! Hahaha looking forward to our next jungle showdown

      April 30, 2014

  • Gord W.

    Had fun learning Arctic Scavengers

    April 30, 2014

  • jgbaxter

    Have to test out 7 Wonders a half dozen times with the good sleeves. Also want to do Ra and Glen More. Might be into trying Wealth of Nations again.

    April 22, 2014

    • Anthony F.

      I'm really interested in Glory to Rome. Count me in.

      April 29, 2014

    • jgbaxter

      Sounds good.

      April 29, 2014

  • Greg

    Taught Bruxelles 1893 and then played Hattari, Cardline, For Sale and Dungeon of Mandom

    April 29, 2014

  • Amine

    First time playing these games. It was a lot of fun. Definitely coming back very soon for more games

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • Brendan

      Sorry that I didn't get to meet you in person, Amine, but I saw that others were able to get you into a game quickly. A heads-up for you and others new to the group: check out the Brentwood Co-op meetup scheduled for May 10--it's the awesomeness of Monday night gaming stretched over a good part of Saturday. :-) Come for the day or a part thereof as your schedule allows!

      April 29, 2014

  • Brendan

    A great night that started early and ended late. Thanks to my fellow players in Carcassonne, Tikal, Tigris & Euphrates, and Terra Mystica! Welcome again to Amine, Andrew, Daniel, and Ryan, and welcome back to returning newcomers too numerous to name individually. :-)

    April 29, 2014

  • Chris

    Was a fun night for myself. Ticket to ride, Puerto Rico, and Tigris & Euphrates all played

    2 · April 28, 2014

  • Louie T.

    I will try to bring Carcassonne and the first 3 expansions Tomorrow.

    April 27, 2014

    • Louie T.

      I might be able to arrive at around 5 I think.

      1 · April 27, 2014

    • Brendan

      FYI, Louie, I'm on my way--feel free to start setting up when you arrive and we'll hit the ground running. :-)

      April 28, 2014

  • Daniel

    I cant say I've heard of any of these games before, but it sure sounds like a good time.

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Brendan

      Then you're in for a world of discovery! :-) As a general reply to you, Amine, and Fiorina, other newcomers will attest that not only are rules explained, but strategy tips are regularly given. And veterans will attest that they're learning all the time, given the frequency of new games' hitting the table. ^_^

      April 28, 2014

    • Brendan

      I'll also add that, depending on timing, I'd be willing to forego one of my planned games to teach something or other.

      April 28, 2014

  • Greg

    I've brought Bruxelles 1893 as requested and also a few shorter things for any new people that want to start out with something not super taxing (Love Letter, Coloretto, No Thanks, Timeline, Ricochet Robots).

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Anthony F.

      I just received Bruxelles 1893 today as well. Let me know how it plays!

      April 28, 2014

  • Chris

    I'll be bringing Lords of water deep, Betrayal, euphoria and King of Tokyo. Of course I'll also be up to playing anything that pops up

    April 28, 2014

  • Anthony F.

    Wish I could make it this week. Good to see some new comers - the more the merrier!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Amine

    I've never been to these kind of meetings nor played these games, any good samaritans willing to helped out and teach for few minutes when I show up?

    April 27, 2014

    • Michael R.

      It's quite common to teach the games we bring. Don't be shy just ask.

      1 · April 27, 2014

    • Matthew Y.

      No worries we are all very nice people.

      April 28, 2014

  • F E

    I may join, but I'm new to games and have not even heard of these. Yikes!

    April 27, 2014

    • jgbaxter

      Most games people can teach it pretty quick, so welcome and have fun.

      April 27, 2014

  • Andrew B.

    I'd like to get 4 people to play Tikal on Monday. I'll teach new players as well

    April 24, 2014

    • Brendan

      BTW, welcome to the group!

      April 25, 2014

    • Andrew B.

      You got it! And thank you for the welcome, Greg invited me a few weeks ago but I've been busy with school.

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • Chris S.

    Greg, Could you bring
    Bruxelles 1893 and teach? Please.

    April 23, 2014

    • Greg

      Sure. I keep forgetting to bring it but I've set it aside now

      April 23, 2014

  • Greg

    Enjoyed playing Hattari last time so I'd be up for that again. Plus Dominion and maybe Acquire

    April 23, 2014

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